Just a few photos from Nepal, to tempt you. On the left - the mighty Machhupuchhere - the mountain that looms over Pokhara. It has never been climbed - successfully. After a number of deaths, the government now refuses to allow anyone to even try. And maybe it's right that there are mountains that are simply too difficult to climb.
Overawed by the wonderful mountains (and who isn't) you can always retreat to a temple. Which is rarely a peaceful, contemplative place - rather the focus of people coming and going, connecting with god with a tinkle on the bell and the sloshing of holy powder, and then getting on with the day. This temple is in Durbur Square, in Kathmandu.
Though Kathmandu, needless to say, is a hectic city outside its temple corners. This is just one busy street. Miraculously this picture doesn't include a motorbike! Nor someone pushing a bike laden with vegetables. Nor a little man trying to sell chess sets and tiger balm.
Outside Kathmandu - this is what you are more likely to see.
There are a few more pictures on my website, here. Enjoy!